1959 – Fall ’20 Class Letter
DAVID MIRISCH ’59
Phone: 760-715-0580 / [email protected]
During the COVID-19 time, I kept myself busy by donating my consultation services on fundraising events (during which I have been involved in 2,500) free of charge to any nonprofit in the state of Montana. For the first time in over a year, I was able to play a round of golf. And, I am proud to say that a full-length feature documentary on my life will soon hit the Film Festival circuit entitled “David Mirisch – The Man Behind the Golden Stars.” If you have a minute browse through the links on my website which is www.dmirisch.com. I think you will enjoy it.
Here are our class notes:
RONELL BRADBEER ANDERSON ’59 – Lives in an independent retirement community called Maris Grove in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania and stays in touch with some fellow graduates. She has 4 grandchildren – one a CPA, one a teacher, one a nurse, and one an engineer. In her spare time she does on-line antique appraisals and reads, paints, plays cards, and cooks when inspired.
DONNA HAUBRICH REICHLE ’59 – She and her husband still live on Fripp Island, South Carolina. They enjoy cruising in their golf cart at happy hour, walking the beach at sunrise on turtle patrol, and enjoying their Lowcountry coastal lifestyle. They are active in the Loggerhead Patrol, yacht club and the Audubon Club. She recently became vice-president of the Women’s Club. Additionally, Dave’s book, The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change: Sealing Ecological Energetics From Organism to Biosphere has recently been published.
SANDRA FOX OSBORNE ’59 -She is catching up on projects that have long been put aside. She walks every day and takes pictures at the Mequon Nature Preserve incorporating her photographs in photo journals. She is proud of her granddaughter CORRIE OSBORNE ’17 who recently graduated from The University of Chicago’s School of Law and will begin as an Associate at Foley and Lardner in February.
CLIFFORD EIMON ’59 – He has four children and seven grandchildren, the youngest grandchild being one year old. His two sons are great golfers and they enjoy playing with him. They play from the blue tees and he plays from the front tees. He reminds them he used to “give them putts.” Now it is time they give him putts.
DAVID HILL ’59 – David and his wife have been enjoying their time at home reading and watching Italian and French TV programming. Because of COVID-19 they had to cancel two overseas vacations.
ALLEN PETERS ’59.– He was a teacher, coach and Athletic Director at Reedsville High School in Wisconsin. For 32 years he has been putting on “Al’s Alumni Classic” where boys and girls basketball teams compete. Al awards a cash scholarship to a graduating student-athlete. During COVID-19, Al and his wife Barb have been enjoying quiet time in their home.
RICHARD J. RADEMACHER ’59 of Wichita, Kansas, died June 15, 2020. At Ripon, he studied economics. He served in the U.S. Army before pursuing dual master’s degrees in economics and library science. He was director of public libraries in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Wichita, Kansas, retiring in 1999. He also taught economics at Emporia State University. He was an avid gardener. Survivors include two daughters; and nieces, including AMANDA LIETHEN GLASS ’07.
DANIEL C. RAJEWSKI ’59 of Schaumburg, Illinois, died Dec. 3, 2019. At Ripon, he majored in economics, played football and participated in ROTC and Phi Kappa Pi fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army, mostly at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and was a first lieutenant. After working 20 years in the insurance industry, he ran his own business, Schaumburg Electronics, until retiring. He volunteered for the Schaumburg Citizen’s Police Academy. Survivors include his wife, Darlene; two sons, one daughter and two stepdaughters.
Please do keep sending me your updates. I do look forward to continuing to hear from all of you. Here is a picture I’ll close with from the Gig Harbor Film Festival in Gig Harbor, Washington, with my lovely wife, Sandra, and dear friend, Julie Andrews.